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Responding to Increased Incidence of Obesity and Associated Health Issues, The HealthCentral Network Launches Site to Support those Struggling with Weight
Date:7/9/2008

ARLINGTON, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) has launched ObesityHelpConnection.com, a new online medical and peer-to-peer resource committed to helping and informing those struggling with obesity about drugs, surgeries and nutrition, along with offering a place to discuss and post questions.

Three expert writers, University of Pennsylvania clinical instruction Dr. Jeffrey Heit, television health reporter Amy Hendel, and trainer and motivational speaker Kenn Kihiu, will update the community frequently with information, relatable stories, and easy-to-follow tips for battling obesity. Heit has worked with his clients on effective and efficient exercise and nutrition and will focus on the relationship between obesity and metabolism. Hendel, author of "Fat Families, Thin Families," will share tips to mold and shape families to make healthy and lasting life decisions. And high-energy coach Kihiu, who emphasizes that fitness can be fun, will be concentrating on body image issues and motivation.

Community tools also offer users the ability to support one another, track their body mass index, and ask and answer one another's questions about symptoms, treatment and other pertinent health issues.

"Recognizing that obesity is a serious issue for many Americans, HealthCentral's newest site will focus on awareness, education and most importantly, support," said Christopher M. Schroeder, CEO and President of The HealthCentral Network. "For those struggling with obesity and different treatment options, there is no substitute for sharing experiences and supporting one another."

About The HealthCentral Network

The HealthCentral Network, Inc. (http://www.HealthCentral.com) is the leading collection of online consumer health assets, with more than 35 condition-specific, wellness and general health Web properties. By offering connections to renowned experts, a network of patients and caregivers who share "real world" experience, and in-depth information, sites in The HealthCentral Network make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and caregivers. The HealthCentral Network also manages the highest-quality health advertising network, not building size for size's sake - but targeting condition-specific audiences who value and engage with information from marketers on their terms.

The HealthCentral Network was acquired in 2005 by Polaris Venture Partners, The Carlyle Group, Sequoia Capital, and Allen & Company. In January 2008, the Company received a significant minority investment from IAC/InteractiveCorp and additional investment from its original investors, and IAC CEO Barry Diller joined The HealthCentral Network's board of directors. In April 2008, HealthCentral and IAC Ad Solutions Network announced a new ad network relationship, expanding the collective reach to nearly 50 million monthly unique users.

HealthCentral's management team combines decades of interactive media, medical and journalism experience: CEO and President Christopher Schroeder was the CEO and Publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the interactive subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.


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